Quote: Jan. 8, 2013

“Maybe it’s just picking up a piece of paper up off the floor, because someone might come along and slip on it.  Maybe it’s just deciding not to talk or eat while we drive a cart down the road, knowing that one day the distraction could cause us to hurt someone seriously, by accident.  Maybe it’s going out of our way to say something encouraging to someone at work who seems tense, knowing that this emotion will hurt them physically if they keep it up over a few years’ time.  What I’m talking about is maintaining a constant, modest, joyful state of mind which is always looking for ways to protect others from harm — all day long, just in the little world we live in.”

~ Friday to the Captain, from “How Yoga Works” (a novel)

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